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August 2018 Back to top
IAC Express Issue 1380
August 15, 2018
Top Stories
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National Immunization Awareness Month continues; upcoming week will focus on protecting preteens and teens
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Available online: six-part series of online training sessions on implementing standing orders protocols for adult immunization in your healthcare setting
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In case you missed this! CDC, AAFP, AAP, and ACOG all recommend that newborns receive hepatitis B vaccine within 24 hours of birth
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IAC Spotlight! Find whatever you're looking for on immunize.org by using the Google search engine located on all IAC web pages
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IAC posts its newest PowerPoint slide set, "What Are Standing Orders Protocols?"; use it "as is" or modify it to fit your needs
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Just released! Dr. Paul Offit's latest book: Bad Advice: Or Why Celebrities, Politicians, and Activists Aren't Your Best Source of Health Information
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Three healthcare organizations join IAC's Influenza Vaccination Honor Roll for mandatory healthcare worker vaccination; 677 now enrolled
IAC Handouts
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IAC posts updated temperature logs for refrigerators and freezers in both Celsius and Fahrenheit formats
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IAC updates "Vaccine Storage Troubleshooting Record" in fillable and non-fillable formats
World News
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WHO reports on yellow fever in Africa and the Americas in this week's Weekly Epidemiological Record
Featured Resources
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Still available! IAC's sturdy laminated version of the 2018 U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today! Child/teen schedules sold out.
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IAC's 142-page book, Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide, describes how to implement adult vaccination services in your healthcare setting and provides a review for staff who already vaccinate adults; IAC Guide available for free download
Journal Articles and Newsletters
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"Mortality among Patients with Chronic Hepatitis B Infection: The Chronic Hepatitis Cohort Study" published in July issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases
Education and Training
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Register for CDC’s #PreteenVaxScene webinar, "National Immunization Awareness Month: Effectively Recommending Vaccines Across the Lifespan," on August 17
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Weekly CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics continues August 22 with "Polio and Hib"; register now for series running through September 26
IAC Express Issue 1379
August 8, 2018
Top Stories
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CDC releases clinical guidance for providers during the Shingrix shortage
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National Immunization Awareness Month is here; upcoming week will focus on protecting babies and young children
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Available online: six-part series of online training sessions on implementing standing orders protocols for adult immunization in your healthcare setting
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IAC's Video of the Week presents personal stories, news, animations, and other video clips every Monday
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IAC enrolls ten new birthing institutions into its Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll; ten previously honored institutions qualify for additional years' honors
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Voices for Vaccines releases new podcast: "Hashtag Vaccines–The Social Media Episode"
IAC Handouts
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IAC updates "Don't Be Guilty of These Preventable Errors in Vaccine Storage and Handling!" and "Checklist for Safe Vaccine Storage and Handling"
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IAC revises "Vaccines with Diluents: How to Use Them"
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IAC updates its vaccine storage and handling "Emergency Response Worksheet" for addressing power failures and temperature excursions
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IAC updates its vaccination record for medical charts, "Vaccine Administration Record for Adults"
World News
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CDC and WHO report on progress toward polio eradication in Afghanistan in this week's MMWR and Weekly Epidemiological Record, respectively
Featured Resources
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CDC, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and 4-H develop free 60-page comic book-style story called "The Junior Disease Detectives: Operation Outbreak"
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Still available! IAC's sturdy laminated version of the 2018 U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today! Child/teen schedules sold out.
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IAC's 142-page book, Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide, describes how to implement adult vaccination services in your healthcare setting and provides a review for staff who already vaccinate adults; IAC Guide available for free download
Journal Articles and Newsletters
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July issue of CDC's Immunization Works newsletter now available
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Report highlights gaps in adult vaccination that could be improved by implementing Standards for Adult Immunization Practice
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New CDC study conducted over multiple influenza seasons found that getting a flu shot lessened the risk of severe influenza among adults
Education and Training
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Weekly CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics continues August 15 with "Varicella/Zoster"; register now for series running through September 26
Conferences and Meetings
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2018 World Influenza Conference to take place in Beijing on September 7–10
IAC Express Special Edition - Ask the Experts: Issue 1378
August 3, 2018
Hepatitis B Vaccines
Q: A physician ordered a 40-mcg dose of hepatitis B vaccine for a hemodialysis patient. The clinic does not stock the Recombivax HB 40-mcg dose dialysis formulation (Merck) and would like to give 2 doses of Engerix-B 20-mcg dose (GSK) for each dose in the series. Is this acceptable?
Hepatitis A Vaccines
Q: How does immune globulin (IG) work?
DTaP/Td/Tdap Vaccines
Q: If a teen or adult patient never received Tdap but received a dose of Td vaccine 2 years ago, should I wait 8 more years before administering a dose of Tdap to the patient?
Polio Vaccines
Q: We frequently see children (mostly from certain foreign countries) who have received 6 or more doses of polio vaccine, all administered before 4 years of age. How do we handle this when assessing the child’s immunization history?
Q: How do I determine if doses of polio vaccine administered outside the United States were trivalent OPV?
Rotavirus Vaccines
Q: Which infants should not receive rotavirus vaccine?
Q: A woman in our practice received infliximab (Remicade, Janssen Pharmaceuticals) for treatment of Crohn's disease while she was pregnant. Should we modify her infant's rotavirus vaccination schedule because of this treatment?
Meningococcal ACWY Vaccines
Q: What is the schedule for MenACWY vaccine?
Q: If someone received MPSV4 or MenACWY vaccine at age 10 years and a dose of MenACWY before the 16th birthday, will they still need a booster dose at age 16?
Zoster Vaccines
Q: Should a person who received 2 doses of varicella vaccine be vaccinated with zoster vaccine when they turn 50?
Q: What is the minimum interval between doses of RZV (Shingrix)?
Q: What is the minimum age for administering RZV?
Q: I have ZVL in my freezer but I do not have recombinant zoster vaccine. The manufacturer told us to anticipate ordering limits and intermittent shipping delays for RZV during 2018 so I don’t know when I will get RZV doses. In this situation, what is the appropriate approach to patients who come to my practice for shingles vaccine?
Q: How should zoster vaccine be stored?
Administering Vaccines
Q: Are vaccine diluents interchangeable?
Q: One of our staff gave a dose of pediatric hepatitis A vaccine to an adult patient by mistake. How do we remedy this error?
Documenting Vaccines
Q: Where can I find a list of vaccines currently licensed for use in the U.S.?
Q: We frequently see patients, such as immigrants, who do not have records of past vaccination or who insist they or their children are up to date. Should we accept their undocumented vaccination history?
Q: We sometimes encounter patients with foreign vaccination records. We suspect that some of these records are not valid. What should we do?
Q: How can I find out if our state or locality has an Immunization Information System (IIS), or registry, in which I might participate?
Billing and Reimbursement
Q: What vaccines are covered by Medicare?
Q: I want to begin providing vaccines for my adult patients but reimbursement for these vaccines is confusing. Can you provide guidance?
IAC Express Issue 1377
August 1, 2018
Top Stories
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CDC publishes "Mumps Outbreaks at Four Universities—Indiana, 2016" in this week's MMWR
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National Immunization Awareness Month is here; week 2 will focus on protecting pregnant women and their babies
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IAC Spotlight! Looking for an easy way to find what you need on IAC's website for healthcare professionals? Scroll down to the "Guide to Immunize.org" located at the bottom of every web page
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New "MenB in 90 Seconds" video highlighting need for MenB vaccine to protect college students and teens posted by Meningitis B Action Project
World News
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France 2018 measles outbreak: 2,500 cases, 22% hospitalized, 3 dead; vaccination mandate expanded January 2018
Featured Resources
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WHO's 106th Global Health Histories seminar: "Vaccine Hesitancy—Why Do Some People Not Vaccinate?" now available for viewing
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Still available! IAC's sturdy laminated version of the 2018 U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today! Child/teen schedules sold out.
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IAC's 142-page book, Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide, describes how to implement adult vaccination services in your healthcare setting and provides a review for staff who already vaccinate adults; IAC Guide available for free download
Journal Articles and Newsletters
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Vaccine Education Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia publishes July/August issue of its newsletter Vaccine Update for Healthcare Professionals
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The journal Vaccine publishes study examining racial and ethnic differences in HPV vaccine initiation and recommendations by providers for teen-age boys
Education and Training
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NFID webinar addressing measles outbreaks and lessons learned scheduled for August 7
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Registration open for Vaccine Education Center's September 5 "Current Issues in Vaccines" webinar with Dr. Paul Offit
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Weekly CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics continues August 8 with "Meningococcal Vaccines"; register now for series running through September 26
July 2018 Back to top
IAC Express Issue 1376
July 25, 2018
Top Stories
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CDC updates recommendations in its "General Best Practice Guidelines for Immunization"
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August is National Immunization Awareness Month; first week will focus on getting ready for back to school
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IAC Spotlight! The "View All Materials" pages on IAC’s website list more than 300 IAC handouts for patients and staff, including educational materials, patient handouts, and slide sets
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CDC publishes "World Hepatitis Day—July 28, 2018" in this week’s MMWR
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CDC publishes "Access to Treatment for Hepatitis B Virus Infection—Worldwide, 2016" in this week's MMWR
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Reminder: Nominations due for HPV Vaccine Is Cancer Prevention Champion Award by August 10; CDC offers new resources to help providers promote HPV vaccination
IAC Handouts
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IAC posts 9 updated translations of its popular "Screening Checklist for Contraindications to Vaccines for Adults"
World News
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UNICEF and WHO report record number of infants vaccinated in 2017 and urge coordinated efforts to reach all children
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WHO publishes report from the June meeting of the Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety in this week's Weekly Epidemiological Record
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CDC issues travel notice on extensively drug-resistant typhoid fever in Pakistan
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CDC publishes "Notes from the Field: Widespread Transmission of Circulating Vaccine-Derived Poliovirus Identified by Environmental Surveillance and Immunization Response—Horn of Africa, 2017–2018" in this week’s MMWR
Featured Resources
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Still available! IAC's sturdy laminated versions of the 2018 U.S. child/teen immunization schedule and the 2018 U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today!
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IAC's 142-page book, Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide, describes how to implement adult vaccination services in your healthcare setting and provides a review for staff who already vaccinate adults; IAC Guide available for free download
Education and Training
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Weekly CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics continues August 1 with "Rotavirus and Hepatitis A"; register now for series running through September 26
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CDC to host "CDC Current Issues in Immunization Webinar" on August 7, with updates for the 2018–2019 influenza season
Conferences and Meetings
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Video presentations from the June 2018 ACIP meeting are now available online
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2018 Nevada Health Conference scheduled for October 15–16
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2018 Clinical Vaccinology Course scheduled for November 9–10
IAC Express Issue 1375
July 18, 2018
Top Stories
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Democratic Republic of the Congo government declares national public health emergency as rare strain of polio spreads in three regions; 29 children paralyzed
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Reminder: August is National Immunization Awareness Month; 2018 communications toolkit available
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IAC Spotlight! IAC’s "What’s New" web section provides links to new and recently updated IAC handouts and staff education materials, VISs and their translations, and updated immunize.org web sections
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IAC posts its newest PowerPoint slide set, "Strategies to Increase Enrollment in IAC's Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll"; available for you to use "as is" or to modify to fit your needs
Official Releases and Announcements
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American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists issues "Committee Opinion" on maternal immunization
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Errata for Red Book's 2018 edition posted on Red Book Online
Featured Resources
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Still available! IAC's sturdy laminated versions of the 2018 U.S. child/teen immunization schedule and the 2018 U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today!
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IAC's 142-page book, Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide, describes how to implement adult vaccination services in your healthcare setting and provides a review for staff who already vaccinate adults; IAC Guide available for free download
Journal Articles and Newsletters
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July's Parents PACK newsletter from the Vaccine Education Center includes articles on summertime worries before vaccines and the importance of finding science-based information on health issues
Education and Training
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American Immunization Registry Association webinar introduces the functionality and content of new AIRA website on July 19
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Weekly CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics continues July 25 with "DTaP/Tdap"; register now for series running through September 26
Conferences and Meetings
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2018 Got Your Shots? Immunization Conference to be held in Minneapolis, November 1–2; registration open
IAC Express Issue 1374
July 11, 2018
Top Stories
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New! Vaccine Safety References page on VEC's website lists journal articles available for use by expert witnesses in vaccine cases
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IAC's Ask the Experts: Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis web page updated based on new ACIP recommendations
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CDC updates appendices in its online "Pink Book"
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IAC Spotlight: IAC's newly updated Adult Vaccination web page features useful materials from IAC and partner organizations to help increase adult vaccination rates
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Dr. Paul Offit authors new book: Bad Advice: Or Why Celebrities, Politicians, and Activists Aren't Your Best Source of Health Information
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Association of Immunization Managers announces award winners from its spring meeting
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Nominations open for the 2018 HPV Vaccine Is Cancer Prevention Champion Award
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Help raise awareness on World Hepatitis Day, July 28
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Medical Board of California orders 35 months' probation for pediatrician Dr. Bob Sears, known for advocating "alternative" vaccination schedules
IAC Handouts
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IAC updates its slide set "Common Immunization Myths and Misconceptions"; use it "as is" or modify it to fit your needs
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IAC revises Spanish translation of "Protect yourself from shingles ... get vaccinated!"
World News
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CDC and WHO report on measles-rubella supplementary immunization activities in India in this week's MMWR and Weekly Epidemiological Record, respectively
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Global Polio Eradication Initiative publishes news story about reaching refugees and internally displaced people in Chad with vaccination services
Featured Resources
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Still available! IAC's sturdy laminated versions of the 2018 U.S. child/teen immunization schedule and the 2018 U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today!
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IAC's 142-page book, Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide, describes how to implement adult vaccination services in your healthcare setting and provides a review for staff who already vaccinate adults; IAC Guide available for free download
Journal Articles and Newsletters
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June issue of CDC's Immunization Works newsletter now available
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New study finds prenatal maternal Tdap effective in preventing pertussis in infants
Education and Training
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ACOG to present webinar about adult immunization for ob-gyn providers on August 2
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Weekly CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics continues July 18 with "Immunization Strategies"; register now for series running through September 26
IAC Express Issue 1373
July 5, 2018
Top Stories
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New York State's highest court upholds NYC Board of Health's 2013 mandate that children ages 6–59 months attending city-regulated child care or school-based programs receive annual influenza vaccination
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Updated! CDC's vaccine storage and handling web-on-demand video revised for 2018; continuing education credit available
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Institute for Safe Medication Practices publishes Part II of its report on vaccination errors collected by its system in 2017
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IAC Spotlight! IAC's State Information web section is the "go-to" place for linking to state immunization websites, mandates, and coordinators
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CDC publishes "Progress in Vaccine-Preventable and Respiratory Infectious Diseases—First 10 Years of the CDC National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, 2006–2015"
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Five healthcare organizations join IAC's Influenza Vaccination Honor Roll for mandatory healthcare worker vaccination; 674 now enrolled
IAC Handouts
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IAC revises "Standing Orders for Administering Meningococcal ACWY Vaccine to Children and Teens"
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IAC updates "Standing Orders for Administering Tdap to Pregnant Women"
Featured Resources
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Still available! IAC's sturdy laminated versions of the 2018 U.S. child/teen immunization schedule and the 2018 U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today!
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IAC's 142-page book, Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide, describes how to implement adult vaccination services in your healthcare setting and provides a review for staff who already vaccinate adults; IAC Guide available for free download
Journal Articles and Newsletters
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Vaccine Education Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia publishes June issue of its newsletter Vaccine Update for Healthcare Professionals
Education and Training
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Weekly CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics continues July 11 with "Vaccine Storage and Handling and Administration"; register now for series running through September 26
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New! Free continuing education from MMWR and Medscape: "Prevention of Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis with Vaccines: Recommendations of the ACIP"
June 2018 Back to top
IAC Express Issue 1372
June 27, 2018
Top Stories
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IAC provides a summary article about votes taken at June 20–21 ACIP meeting
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Institute for Safe Medication Practices reports on vaccination errors reported to its system in 2017
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Access 2018 Immunization Excellence Award winners and May conference presentations from the National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit website
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New Technically Speaking column: "Immunize.org Provides a Wide Range of Practical Resources on Vaccine Administration, Storage and Handling, and More"
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IAC Spotlight! Read what others say about the Immunization Action Coalition
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More than 400 birthing institutions now enrolled in IAC's Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll, with nine institutions added and three previously honored institutions qualifying for additional years. Does your hospital qualify?
IAC Handouts
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IAC revises "Meningococcal Vaccine Recommendations by Age and Risk Factor for Serogroups A, C, W, or Y Protection"
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IAC posts updated handouts for the public titled "Mumps: Questions and Answers" and "Chickenpox: Questions and Answers"
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IAC updates "Sample Text for Developing Admission Orders in Newborn Units for the Hepatitis B Vaccine Birth Dose" and "Guidance for Developing Admission Orders in Labor & Delivery and Newborn Units to Prevent Hepatitis B Virus Transmission"
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IAC updates "Using Standing Orders for Administering Vaccines: What You Should Know"
World News
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CDC and WHO report on response to outbreak of vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 in Syria in this week's MMWR and Weekly Epidemiological Record, respectively
Featured Resources
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Still available! IAC's sturdy laminated versions of the 2018 U.S. child/teen immunization schedule and the 2018 U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today!
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IAC's 142-page book, Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide, describes how to implement adult vaccination services in your healthcare setting and provides a review for staff who already vaccinate adults; IAC Guide available for free download
Education and Training
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Weekly CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics continues July 11 with "Vaccine Storage and Handling and Administration": register now for series running through September 26
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NFID offers July 5 webinar on updates from the June 2018 ACIP meeting
IAC Express Issue 1371
June 20, 2018
Top Stories
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CDC reports that the total number of 172 pediatric deaths in the 2017–18 flu season is the highest on record, excluding pandemics
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AAP issues its recommendations on the use of nasal spray influenza vaccine for 2018–19 season that differ from ACIP's
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Dr. Paul A. Offit presents video commentary on AAP's live attenuated influenza vaccine recommendations for 2018–19
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New CDC web page provides list of errata and updates that have been made to "General Best Practice Guidelines for Immunization: Best Practices Guidance of the ACIP" since its publication in 2017
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IAC Spotlight! IAC's A–Z Index helps you find what you're looking for on immunize.org
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IAC posts its newest PowerPoint slide set, "Resources to Help Immunization Providers PREVENT Vaccination Errors"; available for you to use "as is" or to modify to fit your needs
IAC Handouts
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IAC revises eight easy-to-read vaccination schedules for adult patients addressing routine adult immunization and for adults in risk groups
Vaccine Information Statements
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IAC posts new and updated Turkish translations of 13 VISs
Official Releases and Announcements
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WHO publishes executive summary of the Immunization and Vaccine-related Implementation Research Advisory Committee's March meeting in this week's Weekly Epidemiological Record
Featured Resources
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Still available! IAC's sturdy laminated versions of the 2018 U.S. child/teen immunization schedule and the 2018 U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today!
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IAC's new 142-page book, Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide, describes how to implement adult vaccination services in your healthcare setting and provides a review for staff who already vaccinate adults; IAC Guide available for free download
Journal Articles and Newsletter
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PLOS Medicine publishes "The state of the antivaccine movement in the United States: A focused examination of nonmedical exemptions in states and counties"
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Johns Hopkins study finds Hib and pneumococcal vaccines saved around 1.45 million children's lives worldwide since 2000
Education and Training
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Weekly CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics continues June 27 with "General Recommendations: Part 2 and Vaccine Safety"; register now for series running through September 26
Conferences and Meetings
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2018 American Immunization Registry Association National Meeting scheduled for August 14–16 in Salt Lake City; registration deadline extended
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2018 Idaho Immunization Summit to be held October 11 in Boise, Idaho
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Register now for 2018 World Influenza Conference in Beijing, China, September 7–10
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2018 National Immunization Conference presentations now available for downloading
IAC Express Issue 1370
June 13, 2018
Top Stories
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CDC Health Alert Network releases advisory about outbreak of hepatitis A virus infections among people who use drugs and people experiencing homelessness
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CDC publishes updated ACIP recommendations for use of quadrivalent live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV4) for the 2018–19 flu season in MMWR
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CDC publishes "Update: Influenza Activity in the United States During the 2017–18 Season and Composition of the 2018–19 Influenza Vaccine" in this week's MMWR
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Study finds more hospitals are requiring flu vaccine for healthcare personnel
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IAC Spotlight: Explore the "Favorites" tab at the top of every page on immunize.org
World News
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WHO reports on the April meeting of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization in Weekly Epidemiological Record
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WHO publishes newsletter with updates on using vaccines in the fight against Ebola, immunization in Africa, and Vaccination Week in the Americas
Featured Resources
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AAP has developed immunization-friendly social media content for pediatricians to share with patients
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Still available! IAC's sturdy laminated versions of the 2018 U.S. child/teen immunization schedule and the 2018 U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today!
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IAC's new 142-page book, Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide, describes how to implement adult vaccination services in your healthcare setting and provides a review for staff who already vaccinate adults; IAC Guide available for free download?
Journal Articles and Newsletter
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Pediatrics publishes "Safety Surveillance of Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis (DTaP) Vaccines"
Education and Training
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Weekly CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics begins June 13 with "General Recommendations: Part 1"; register now for series running through September 26
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Register for CDC’s #PreteenVaxScene webinar, "Back-to-School Showcase: Resources to Help You Become an HPV Champion," on June 27
Conferences and Meetings
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Tune in to CDC's ACIP meeting June 20–21 (Wednesday and Thursday) via live webcast
IAC Express Issue 1369
June 6, 2018
Top Stories
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Michigan experiencing biggest hepatitis A outbreak in U.S., with 838 cases and 27 deaths since August 2016
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Shots Immunizations app for 2018 from the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine is now available free of charge
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IAC Spotlight! IAC’s ACIP web section on immunize.org provides links to ACIP recommendations from 1991 to the present as well as other valuable information
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Voices for Vaccines releases new podcast, "Advocacy We Believe in with People We Like," featuring healthcare professionals discussing what motivates them to be vaccine advocates
IAC Handouts
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IAC revises its Q&A for healthcare professionals, "Hepatitis B and Healthcare Personnel," with answers from CDC
World News
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CDC and WHO report on progress toward rubella and congenital rubella syndrome control in the southeast Asia region from 2000–16 in this week's MMWR and Weekly Epidemiological Record, respectively
Featured Resources
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New! 2018 edition of Red Book now available
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Vaccine Education Center publishes new 4-page handout: "Logical Fallacies and Vaccines"
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Still available! IAC's sturdy laminated versions of the 2018 U.S. child/teen immunization schedule and the 2018 U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today!?
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IAC's new 142-page book, Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide, describes how to implement adult vaccination services in your healthcare setting and provides a review for staff who already vaccinate adults; IAC Guide available for free download
Journal Articles and Newsletter
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May issue of CDC's Immunization Works newsletter now available
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Vaccine Education Center publishes May issue of its newsletter for healthcare professionals
Education and Training
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Weekly CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics begins June 6 with "Principles of Vaccination"; register now for series running through September 26
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Webinar titled "Immunizations among American Indian/Alaska Native People: Challenges and Successes" will be held on June 13
IAC Express Special Edition - Shop IAC: Issue 1368
June 4, 2018
CHECK OUT THESE ITEMS FROM SHOP IAC
For 2018! IAC's sturdy laminated versions of the U.S. child/teen immunization schedule and the U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today!
Order IAC's personal immunization record cards in any of 3 styles—child/teens, adults, and lifetime. For greater discounts, make bulk purchases!
"Immunization Techniques" training DVD demonstrates recommended techniques for administering vaccines
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May 2018 Back to top
IAC Express Issue 1367
May 30, 2018
Top Stories
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CDC publishes data on vaccine administration errors involving recombinant zoster vaccine
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2018 edition of The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, a.k.a. "The Purple Book," by Dr. Gary Marshall available for purchase; free app for iPhones and iPads available
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AAP gives preferential recommendation to use injectable influenza vaccine during the 2018–19 flu season
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CDC develops job aids to help providers properly catch up children who are behind schedule with PCV13, Hib, DTaP, and Tdap
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IAC Spotlight! Visit IAC's "CDC Schedules" web page which provides direct links to CDC's recommended immunization schedules for children and adults
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IAC enrolls six new birthing institutions into its Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll; five previously honored institutions qualify for additional years' honors
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Still available! IAC's sturdy laminated versions of the 2018 U.S. child/teen immunization schedule and the 2018 U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today!
IAC Handouts
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IAC revises two of its most popular staff education materials, "Summary of Recommendations for Child/Teen Immunization" and "Summary of Recommendations for Adult Immunization"
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IAC updates "Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B Vaccines: Be Sure Your Patients Get the Correct Dose"
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IAC updates "Standing Orders for Administering Hepatitis B Vaccine to Adults"
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IAC updates "Which Vaccines Do I Need Today?," a checklist for adult patients to help with assessing their immunization needs
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IAC revises "Pre-exposure Management for Healthcare Personnel with a Documented Hepatitis B Vaccine Series Who Have Not Had Post-vaccination Serologic Testing"
Featured Resources
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WHO publishes helpful 52-page guide: "How to respond to vocal vaccine deniers in public"
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IAC's new 142-page book, Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide, describes how to implement adult vaccination services in your healthcare setting and provides a review for staff who already vaccinate adults; IAC Guide available for free download
Journal Articles and Newsletters
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CDC reports on vaccination coverage of children in the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands
Education and Training
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ACOG to sponsor June 14 webinar about the latest recommendations regarding Zika virus and pregnant women
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Weekly CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics runs June 6 through September 26; register now
IAC Express Issue 1366
May 23, 2018
Top Stories
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IAC's "Ask the Experts: Hepatitis B" web page content has been reviewed and updated by CDC experts
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CDC publishes "QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged >60 Years Who Ever Had the Shingles Vaccine, by Sex—National Health Interview Survey, 2008–2016" in this week's MMWR
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CDC issues press release about new rapid rabies test that could save lives and lead to fewer unnecessary rabies shots
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IAC Spotlight! IAC's "State Laws and Mandates" web page provides information on vaccination requirements in childcare facilities, schools, colleges, and long-term care facilities
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CDC publishes report on community-based services for persons with chronic hepatitis B infection in this week's MMWR
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An additional hospital has joined IAC's Influenza Vaccination Honor Roll for mandatory healthcare worker vaccination
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Now available! IAC's sturdy laminated versions of the 2018 U.S. child/teen immunization schedule and the 2018 U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today!
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NIH recognized May 18 as HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
World News
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Ebola vaccine arrives in Democratic Congo of the Republic; campaign to begin within days
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CDC publishes "Cholera Epidemic—Lusaka, Zambia, 2017–2018" in this week's MMWR
Featured Resources
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IAC's new 142-page book, Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide, describes how to implement adult vaccination services in your healthcare setting and provides a review for staff who already vaccinate adults; IAC Guide available for free download
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Hepatitis B Foundation releases seven new #justB stories to empower people affected by hepatitis B, raise awareness, and end stigma
Education and Training
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MMWR and Medscape offer free continuing education credit on the recommended immunization schedule for adults
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June 12 webinar to present strategies and interventions for increasing HPV vaccination rates
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Weekly CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics runs June 6 through September 26; register now
IAC Express Special Edition - Ask the Experts: Issue 1365
May 22, 2018
Hepatitis B Vaccines
Q: How is hepatitis B virus (HBV) transmitted?
Q: Please describe the currently available hepatitis B vaccines.
Q: Please provide information about Heplisav-B.
Q: The adult formulation of Engerix-B contains twice as much antigen per dose as the adult formulations of Recombivax HB. If a patient received 10 mcg (1 mL) of Recombivax for the first dose, and I stock only Engerix, should I give a 10 mcg (0.5 mL) dose of Engerix for subsequent doses?
Q: Where can I locate CDC's recommendations for hepatitis B vaccination?
Q: What is the schedule for hepatitis B vaccine?
Q: If the vaccination series is interrupted does the series need to be restarted?
Q: What are the minimum intervals between doses in the hepatitis B vaccine series?
Q: We inadvertently gave a 25-year-old a pediatric (0.5 mL) dose of Engerix-B. Can we just give her another pediatric dose or should she receive a repeat adult dose?
Q: Can Heplisav-B (Heplisav-B) be used to complete a vaccination series started with Engerix-B or Recombivax HB?
Q: An adolescent received the first dose of hepatitis B vaccine at age 11 years but did not return for subsequent doses. If the patient comes back at age 16 years, is it necessary to repeat the first dose of the series?
Q: Who should be tested for anti-HBs after vaccination?
Q: How should I manage an infant of an HBsAg-positive mother who tests negative for anti-HBs after 3 properly spaced doses of vaccine?
Q: What should I do if an infant tests negative for anti-HBs after 2 complete vaccine series?
Q: If an infant got a dose of the adult formulation of hepatitis B vaccine in error, should the dose be counted? When should the next dose be scheduled for this infant? Do we need to be concerned about a possible adverse event?
Q: Describe the 2-dose regimen for hepatitis B vaccine for certain adolescents.
Q: How should we complete the series if a 12-year-old starts the 2-dose Recombivax HB adult formulation series but fails to receive dose 2 before his or her 16th birthday?
Q: Which hepatitis B vaccines can be given to adult patients?
Q: Can a dialysis or pre-dialysis patient receive Heplisav-B vaccine?
Q: Can Heplisav-B be used for vaccinating healthcare professionals?
Q: Is it safe for a healthcare professional to be vaccinated during pregnancy?
Q: What should be done if a healthcare professional's postvaccination anti-HBs test is negative (less than 10 mIU/mL) 1–2 months after the last dose of vaccine?
Q: We have a new employee with documentation of having received a series of hepatitis B vaccine as an adolescent. He now tests negative for hepatitis B surface antibody (anti-HBs). How should we manage him?
Q: How should hepatitis B vaccine be stored?
IAC Express Issue 1364
May 16, 2018
Top Stories
IAC Spotlight! Hundreds of photos of vaccine-preventable diseases in the IAC Image Library are powerful tools for educating staff and patients about the importance of vaccination
Now available! IAC's sturdy laminated versions of the 2018 U.S. child/teen immunization schedule and the 2018 U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today!
CDC seeks your feedback on its materials for National Infant Immunization Week in a Post-NIIW Week Survey by May 21
Reminder! Hepatitis Testing Day is Saturday, May 19
IAC Handouts
IAC updates its 4-page Q&A handout for patients: "Questions Frequently Asked about Hepatitis B"
IAC updates its 4-page Q&A handout for patients and healthcare professionals: "Meningococcal: Questions and Answers"
IAC updates its 3-page Q&A for patients and healthcare professionals: "Polio: Questions and Answers"
IAC revises its easy-to-read Q&A handout for adult patients titled "Protect Yourself from Shingles…Get Vaccinated!"
World News
WHO issues press release announcing the largest cholera vaccine initiative in history
CDC and WHO report on progress toward global polio eradication in this week's MMWR and Weekly Epidemiological Record, respectively
Featured Resources
IAC's new 142-page book, Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide, describes how to implement adult vaccination services in your healthcare setting and provides a review for staff who already vaccinate adults; IAC Guide available for free download
Journal Articles and Newsletters
CDC publishes article on diarrhea and respiratory infections, oral cholera vaccination coverage, and care-seeking behaviors of Rohingya refugees during fall 2017
Education and Training
HepB United, HepB Foundation, and StoryCenter sponsor webinar on May 17 about the #justB storytelling project
Weekly CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics runs June 6 through September 26; register now
Conferences and Meetings
Draft agenda for June ACIP meeting now available
IAC Express Issue 1363
May 9, 2018
Top Stories
Newly updated: Popular slide deck for healthcare professionals on meningococcal serogroups A, C, W, and Y disease prevention and how to increase second dose coverage
Subscribe to the Vaccine Update for Healthcare Professionals e-newsletter from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to receive up-to-date immunization information and resources
Now available! IAC's sturdy laminated versions of the 2018 U.S. child/teen immunization schedule and the 2018 U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today!
IAC Spotlight! "Unprotected People Reports" provide compelling real-life accounts of people who have suffered or died from vaccine-preventable diseases
CDC publishes information about increase in illnesses from mosquito, tick, and flea bites
CDC publishes surveillance report on malaria in the United States
IAC Handouts
IAC revises "Standing Orders for Administering Tdap/Td to Adults"
IAC updates "Hepatitis B Facts: Testing and Vaccination"
IAC updates handout for adult patients titled "Every Week Hundreds of People Get Hepatitis B"
IAC revises "Protect Yourself Against Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B: A Guide for Gay and Bisexual Men"
IAC updates "Should You Be Vaccinated Against Hepatitis A?" and "Hepatitis A Is a Serious Liver Disease ... Vaccination Can Protect You"
IAC updates its "Notification of Vaccination Letter Template"
World News
CDC and WHO report on progress toward measles elimination in the Western Pacific Region in this week's MMWR and Weekly Epidemiological Record, respectively
Featured Resources
IAC's new 142-page book, Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide, describes how to implement adult vaccination services in your healthcare setting and provides a review for staff who already vaccinate adults; IAC Guide available for free download
Journal Articles and Newsletters
April issue of CDC's Immunization Works newsletter now available
CDC reports on increase in hepatitis A virus infections in the Marshall Islands
Education and Training
CDC to offer May 10 webinar on recommendations for the use of zoster vaccines
May 16 webinar to present strategies and interventions for eliminating new hepatitis B and C infections to reduce the risk of liver cancer
Weekly CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics runs June 6 through September 26; register now
Conferences and Meetings
Attending the National Immunization Conference? Presentation on empowering clinicians to become champions for influenza vaccination to be offered the evening of May 16
IAC Express Issue 1362
May 2, 2018
Top Stories
ACIP updates recommendations in its "General Best Practice Guidelines for Immunization"
CDC releases comprehensive summary of previously published ACIP recommendations for prevention of tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis in the U.S.
Now available! IAC's sturdy laminated versions of the 2018 U.S. child/teen immunization schedule and the 2018 U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today!
CDC reports shortages of GlaxoSmithKline's Shingrix zoster vaccine will lead to ordering limits and intermittent shipping delays until the end of June 2018
Sabin Vaccine Institute awards Dr. Paul Offit the 2018 Albert B. Sabin Gold Medal for his contributions to the immunization field
CDC reports on three rotavirus outbreaks in California in 2017
CDC publishes article on identification of Swiss tourists exposed to rabies while visiting the U.S.
CDC publishes Quick Stats report on employed adults in U.S. receiving influenza vaccine in past 12 months
IAC Spotlight! IAC’s Email News Services web page on immunize.org presents many ways to get news, updates, and other resources about vaccines from immunization-related organizations
Voices for Vaccines releases a new Vax Talk podcast episode, "Mama, Don’t Let Your Baby Grow Up without Vaccines," about vaccine advocacy—its history, accomplishments, and thoughts on its future
World News
ECDC issues press release on measles vaccination gaps among European teenagers and young adults
Featured Resources
IAC's new 142-page book, Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide, describes how to implement adult vaccination services in your healthcare setting and provides a review for staff who already vaccinate adults; IAC Guide available for free download
CDC releases new infographic for the VFC program titled "Vaccines for Children: Protecting America’s Children Every Day"
Vaccine Education Center updates its 2-page, downloadable fact sheet on vaccines and allergies
Journal Articles and Newsletters
Vaccine Education Center publishes April issue of its newsletter for healthcare professionals
Education and Training
Hepatitis B Foundation's Hepatitis Delta Connect program sponsors May 24 webinar on hepatitis delta, a prevalent disease in Romania affecting people with hepatitis B
April 2018 Back to top
IAC Express Issue 1361
April 25, 2018
Top Stories
CDC publishes ACIP recommendations for use of hepatitis B vaccine with a novel adjuvant in MMWR
It's National Infant Immunization Week; CDC names Childhood Immunization Champion Award winners
Now available! IAC's sturdy laminated versions of the 2018 U.S. child/teen immunization schedule and the 2018 U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today!
National Vaccine Advisory Committee is seeking members; nominations due May 4
IAC Spotlight! IAC’s recently updated Vaccine Timeline web page features historic dates and events related to vaccines and immunization
Four healthcare organizations join IAC's Influenza Vaccination Honor Roll for mandatory healthcare worker vaccination
CDC’s 2016 viral hepatitis surveillance report is now available
May is Hepatitis Awareness Month; promote hepatitis awareness and join the May 19 Hepatitis Day Thunderclap!
Official Releases and Announcements
WHO publishes new position paper on rabies vaccines in this week's Weekly Epidemiological Record
Featured Resources
New resources available from CDC's #PreteenVax program
IAC's new 142-page book, Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide, describes how to implement adult vaccination services in your healthcare setting and provides a review for staff who already vaccinate adults; IAC Guide available for free download
Flu vaccination still recommended as long as influenza viruses are circulating
Journal Articles and Newsletters
Study finds health education and persuasion campaigns less likely to lead to vaccination; indirect behavior modification more effective
Education and Training
"Epidemics Going Viral: Innovation Vs. Nature" webinar on April 27 will feature Bill Gates
IAC Express Issue 1360
April 18, 2018
Top Stories
National Infant Immunization Week starts April 21; many resources available to help you plan activities. CDC Childhood Immunization Champions will be announced Monday, April 23.
Now available! IAC's sturdy laminated versions of the 2018 U.S. child/teen immunization schedule and the 2018 U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today!
CDC posts information on hepatitis B vaccine supply
IAC Spotlight! IAC enrolls seven new birthing institutions into its Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll; four previously honored institutions qualify for additional years' honors
Final reminder: Registration for the National Immunization Conference ends April 20!
Vaccine Information Statements
IAC posts 19 translations of the MMR, MMRV, varicella, zoster-recombinant, and zoster-live VISs
IAC posts updated Japanese-language Rotavirus VIS
Official Releases and Announcements
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists releases committee opinion on influenza vaccination in pregnancy
World News
CDC and WHO report on surveillance systems to track progress of polio eradication in this week's MMWR and Weekly Epidemiological Record, respectively
Featured Resources
AAP develops three new fact sheets to educate dental professionals and pediatricians about head and neck cancer and HPV
IAC's new 142-page book, Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide, describes how to implement adult vaccination services in your healthcare setting and provides a review for staff who already vaccinate adults; IAC Guide available for free download
CDC develops new resources about vaccination for people with diabetes
Reminder: Check out the HHS Partner Planning Guide for the National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan 2017–2020
Hepatitis B Foundation releases new video titled "Bihn's Story" in its storytelling project #justB
Flu vaccination still recommended as long as influenza viruses are circulating
Education and Training
On April 25, NACCHO will host a webinar about Every Child By Two’s 2018 State of the ImmUnion report
CDC posts Childhood Immunization Update slides for healthcare professionals to use for grand rounds presentations or other educational meetings
IAC Express Issue 1359
April 11, 2018
Top Stories
IAC’s laminated U.S. immunization schedules for children/teens and adults can be ordered now; available for shipping the week of April 16
Reminder! National Infant Immunization Week is April 21–28; many resources available to help you plan activities
Agenda for 2018 National Immunization Conference, May 15–18, now posted: There is still time to register!
Haiti immunization campaign aims to vaccinate 2.3 million children with the support of Pan American Health Organization
IAC Spotlight! IAC updates its entire Clinic Tools web section, a one-stop source of practical information for immunization providers from IAC and its partners
IAC updates its PowerPoint slide set "Give Birth to the End of Hep B: What Hospitals Need to Do to Protect Newborns" to include updated ACIP recommendations for the hepatitis B vaccine birth dose
IAC's new 142-page book, Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide, describes how to implement adult vaccination services in your healthcare setting and provides a review for staff who already vaccinate adults; IAC Guide available for free download
IAC Handouts
IAC updates and posts its very popular "Screening Checklist for Contraindications to Vaccines for Adults"
IAC revises "Healthcare Personnel Vaccination Recommendations"
IAC posts updated "Current Dates of Vaccine Information Statements (VISs)" as well as "You Must Give Your Patients Vaccine Information Statements (VISs)—It's Federal Law!"
IAC revises "Before you vaccinate adults, consider their "H-A-L-O"!" to help identify which groups of adults need certain vaccines
IAC updates its easy-to-read handout for adults titled "Protect yourself from shingles . . . Get vaccinated!"
Vaccine Information Statements
IAC posts new and updated Spanish translations of VISs for zoster recombinant and zoster live vaccines, respectively; Spanish-language RTF files also available
IAC posts updated Spanish translations of VISs for MMR, MMRV, and varicella, as well as RTF files in Spanish
World News
WHO publishes "Epidemic meningitis control in countries of the African meningitis belt, 2017" in this week's Weekly Epidemiological Record
Featured Resources
CDC updates its 1918 flu pandemic commemoration resources web page with new resources and event listings, including a flu pandemic symposium scheduled for May 7
CDC updates chapter on mumps in its Manual for the Surveillance of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
Flu vaccination still recommended as long as influenza viruses are circulating
Journal Articles and Newsletters
March issue of CDC's Immunization Works newsletter now available
Pediatrics publishes study on pediatric deaths from influenza in the U.S. from 2010–16
Education and Training
Register now for webinar on April 18 titled "Promoting Vaccine Confidence: A New Approach to Vaccine Hesitancy"; continuing education credit available
Hep B United, National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable, and the World Hepatitis Alliance present April 19 webinar on NOHep’s campaign to eliminate viral hepatitis globally by 2030
NFID and ACHA host webinar on increasing influenza immunization rates among college students in U.S. on April 30
Conferences and Meetings
Register now: Arkansas Immunization Action Coalition will hold HPV summit for medical and dental professionals on May 4 in Little Rock
IAC Express Issue 1358
April 4, 2018
Top Stories
Reminder: National Infant Immunization Week to be held April 21–28
Hawaii reports almost 1,000 mumps cases—most in adults—with 29 reports of complications
CDC reports on three deaths associated with human adenovirus type 7 at a substance abuse rehabilitation facility in New Jersey
CDC releases new Anthrax Vaccine Information Statement
IAC Spotlight: IAC's Calendar of Events highlights conferences, workshops, and other immunization-related events
NFID releases "Call to Action: Improving Healthcare Personnel Immunization Rates"
Voices for Vaccines releases new podcast about the role of fathers in vaccine advocacy; sponsor a future podcast!
IAC's new 142-page book, Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide, describes how to implement adult vaccination services in your healthcare setting and provides a review for staff who already vaccinate adults; IAC Guide available for free download
Official Releases and Announcements
WHO issues updated position paper on typhoid vaccines
Featured Resources
New HPV communication simulation app can help providers practice introducing the HPV vaccine and addressing parents’ concerns
Flu vaccination still recommended as long as influenza viruses are circulating
Journal Articles and Newsletters
Vaccine Education Center publishes March issue of its newsletter for healthcare professionals
CDC reports on two cases of meningococcal disease in one family that occurred 15 months apart
CDC study shows no increased risk of death or hospitalization to newborns when their mothers received influenza and Tdap vaccines during pregnancy
Study finds that children with autism syndrome disorder, as well as their younger siblings, were undervaccinated compared with the general population
Education and Training
NFID webinar about improving healthcare personnel immunization rates scheduled for April 5
MMWR and Medscape offer free continuing education credit for learning about hepatitis B virus prevention
VICNetwork webinar, "Using Digital Media to Engage Parents Around Childhood Vaccines," scheduled for April 26
National Influenza Vaccination Disparities Partnership to present webinar on April 11 about ways to cover the costs of immunization
CDC's Grand Rounds on hepatitis B and C elimination scheduled for April 17; March session on global introduction of new vaccines now available for viewing online
Conferences and Meetings
North Dakota Immunization Conference scheduled for July 17–18
Thirteenth International Rotavirus Symposium to be held August 29–31 in Minsk, Belarus
March 2018 Back to top
IAC Express Issue 1357
March 28, 2018
Top Stories
HHS secretary Alex Azar will name Robert R. Redfield, MD, new director of CDC
CDC publishes report on tuberculosis in the U.S. in 2017 in this week's MMWR
Following the MMWR Early Release last week of an article on the yellow fever outbreak in Brazil, CDC published the same article in the current issue of MMWR
CDC's Digital Media Toolkit now available for National Infant Immunization Week, April 21–28
IAC Spotlight! IAC's Adult Vaccination Handouts web page contains many free ready-to-print materials you can use to make sure your adult patients are vaccinated
IAC corrects three slides on its PowerPoint slide set "The Importance of Minimum Ages and Intervals in the Vaccine Schedule"; the entire slide set can be requested from IAC's PowerPoint web page
Five healthcare organizations join IAC's Influenza Vaccination Honor Roll for mandatory healthcare worker vaccination
Nominations for AIM's Natalie J. Smith, MD Award and AIM Rising Star Award can be submitted until April 6
IAC's new 142-page book, Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide, describes how to implement adult vaccination services in your healthcare setting and provides a review for staff who already vaccinate adults; IAC Guide available for free download
Official Releases and Announcements
WHO publishes "Recommended composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the 2018–2019 northern hemisphere influenza season" in this week's Weekly Epidemiological Record
World News
WHO reports over 1,300 people in Yemen contracted diphtheria and 70 died; campaign to vaccinate 2.7 million children has been completed
Two polio workers killed and others injured in ambush by militants in tribal region of Pakistan
Featured Resources
Flu vaccination still recommended as long as influenza viruses are circulating
Journal Articles and Newsletters
Pediatrics publishes study showing a bundled communication intervention may improve HPV vaccination rates
WHO publishes "Antigenic and genetic characteristics of zoonotic influenza viruses and development of candidate vaccine viruses for pandemic preparedness" in this week's Weekly Epidemiological Record
CDC publishes "Notes from the Field: Typhoid Fever Outbreak—Harare, Zimbabwe, October 2016–March 2017" in this week's MMWR
Conferences and Meetings
Registration open for ACIP meeting, June 20–21
15th Annual Immunize Nebraska Conference to be held May 25 in Omaha
IAC Express Issue 1356
March 21, 2018
Top Stories
CDC warns about fatal yellow fever outbreak in Brazil in MMWR article and media advisory
Officials notify the public about possible measles exposure to travelers using Detroit, Newark, and Memphis airports
CDC reports on a false-negative hepatitis B surface antigen test report in a hemodialysis patient
CDC reports on assessing rabies risk after a mass bat exposure at a national park
American Pharmacists Association awards Dr. William Atkinson its 2018 Outstanding Career Achievement Award
IAC Spotlight! IAC's "Documenting Vaccinations" web page in the Clinic Tools web section contains a wide variety of valuable tools and partner resources for your practice
IAC enrolls six new birthing institutions into its Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll; eleven previously honored institutions qualify for additional years' honors
IAC's new 142-page book, Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide, describes how to implement adult vaccination services in your healthcare setting and provides a review for staff who already vaccinate adults; IAC Guide available for free download
IAC Handouts
IAC updates "Zoster Vaccine: CDC Answers Your Questions"
Vaccine Information Statements
IAC posts 15 new Rotavirus VIS translations
Vietnamese-language Influenza VIS corrected to include missing phrase
World News
CDC and WHO report on vaccine-derived polio outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in this week's MMWR and Weekly Epidemiological Record, respectively
Featured Resources
Flu vaccination still recommended as long as influenza viruses are circulating
Hepatitis B Foundation releases new video titled "M.D.'s Story: Just Be Vocal" in its storytelling project #justB
Education and Training
Reminder: Vaccine Education Center’s "Current Issues in Vaccines" webinar with Dr. Paul Offit to be held March 28
IAC Express Special Edition - Ask the Experts: Issue 1355
March 15, 2018
Polio Vaccine
Q: What is the routine schedule for giving IPV (IPOL, Sanofi Pasteur) to children?
Q: We frequently see children (mostly from certain foreign countries) who have received 6 or more doses of polio vaccine, all administered before 4 years of age. How do we handle this when assessing the child's immunization history?
Q: How do I determine if doses of polio vaccine administered outside the United States were trivalent OPV?
Q: If an immigrant infant has a record of 1 or 2 doses of OPV in their country of origin, how many more doses of IPV should be given?
Q: Should adults get vaccinated against polio?
Meningococcal B Vaccines
Q: Which patients should receive a 2-dose schedule of Trumenba (MenB, Pfizer)?
Q: A microbiologist in our facility received 2 doses of Trumenba 6 months apart. Does he need to receive a third dose?
Zoster Vaccines